1“Honeycutt Defends Stance on Abstract in Last Address,” Baptist Standard (June 2, 1993), p. 8.

2“Should CBF Have a Confessional Statement?,” Fellowship News (January/February 1994), p. 2.

3Ibid. Sherman takes this quote from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, (New York: Pocket Books, n.d.), p. 143.


5William L. Lumpkin, Baptist Confessions of Faith (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1969 revised edition), p. 349. See also H. Leon McBeth, The Baptist Heritage (Nashville: Broadman, 1987), pp. 211, 240-41.

6McBeth, p. 241. The whole scenario becomes even more curious when the fact that Benjamin Franklin, whose autobiography quotes Welfare, favorably commented on the confession when he printed it for them in 1743.

7Fellowship News, p. 2

8From an interview with James Dunn reported in The Lofton Letter (April 1994):1.

9“Concerning the Use of Creedal Statements,” J. B. Gambrell, Baptist Standard (January 22, 1914), p. 1.